Saturday, January 31, 2015

Apothecary On

Percy's & Co offers cures for what ails you


Mixology? So 2010.

Apothecary-style cocktails are the latest trend in the booze world. Fortified with herbal tinctures, these libations are guaranteed to cure what ails you, or at least help you forget you're ailing.

The former Old Town Alehouse spot has been cured and recast as Percy's & Co, a stunner of high ceilings, exposed bricks, and a cocktail menu that jumps into the nation's apothecary craze feet first.

The pedigree behind the place is unmatched — owners Wade Weigel (Ace Hotel) and Jeff Ofelt (King's Hardware) brought in chef Dave Lamping (Bastille) to curate small plates, and flew in Kyle Taylor and Joe Petersen from New York's Apotheke to hold down the bar.

This all-star team has concocted some seriously inventive cocktails. For some spring in your step, try the Awakened One — lemongrass-infused vodka, Lillet Blanc, pineapple juice, ginger, cilantro, and a house-made sour mix.

You can also add mysterious herbal tinctures to your drink at no cost from a menu that includes options like female balance, brain power and, of course, libido.

If your stomach's rumbling, pair your drinks with citrus-marinated olives, or flavorful salt cod fritters with smoked egg aioli.

Pretty sure smoked egg aioli is good for the libido, too.

Percy's & Co.
5233 Ballard Ave NW, Ballard
(206) 420-3750

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best bets: Citrus-marinated olives; cod fritters; Awakened One
Nearby: The Walrus & The Carpenter; Pestle Rock; Noble Fir

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